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New York County Lawyers Association Statement
on the Charlottesville, Virginia Tragedy
August 14, 2017, New York, New York – Michael McNamara, President of the New York County Lawyers Association, along with the NYCLA Executive Committee, today issued this statement on behalf of the Association.
“We join the ABA, which issued this statement, strongly condemning the horrific violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend, in mourning the senseless and tragic loss of life and in hoping for a rapid and complete recovery for those who were injured.
We also condemn in the strongest possible terms the vile racism on display in Charlottesville and urge all Americans to join together and speak out against the hateful bigotry of white supremacists and other extremists.”
About the New York County Lawyers Association
The New York County Lawyers Association (www.nycla.org) was founded in 1908 as one of the first major bar associations in the country that admitted members without regard to race, ethnicity, religion or gender. Since its inception, it has pioneered some of the most far-reaching and tangible reforms in American jurisprudence and has continuously played an active role in legal developments and public policy.
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